“The wireless industry’s economically biggest lawsuit — Apple v. Qualcomm in the Southern District of California — just got a whole lot bigger,” Florian Mueller writes for FOSS Patents.
“Contrary to popular misbelief, it was never about ‘only’ $1 billion but always had implications and ramifications to the tune of many billions,” Mueller writes. “There is no more room for doubt now that Apple, which earlier today resoundingly rejected the accusation that it had throttled any of its iPhones, has amended its complaint.”
“All in all, this new complaint is massive. The difference between the original complaint and the new one is, in terms of the potential impact on Qualcomm’s business, comparable to the significance of the original one. Apple is doubling down, not in terms of the number of jurisdictions or suits, but in terms of the economic impact that this dispute may have,” Mueller writes. “I’m starting to wonder how many years it will take before this case is over. Unless they settle…”
Much more, including Apple’s Amended Complaint Against Qualcomm, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The dance ratchets up its pace.
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Apple just poached one of Qualcomm’s top guys – May 31, 2017
Supreme Court rules against Lexmark strengthening FTC/Apple cases against Qualcomm – May 30, 2017
Desperate Qualcomm seeks injunction against Apple’s suppliers – May 25, 2017
Qualcomm files new lawsuit in ongoing Apple feud targeting four major iPhone suppliers – May 17, 2017
FTC says Qualcomm is a monopoly; Samsung agrees – May 13, 2017
What seems reasonable to Qualcomm isn’t to Apple: Royalty dispute ultimately affects iPhone prices – May 8, 2017
Qualcomm to seek U.S. ITC import ban for Apple iPhones – May 3, 2017
Qualcomm slashes profit forecasts as Apple ceases paying iPhone royalties – April 28, 2017
BlackBerry awarded $815 million in arbitration with Qualcomm over royalty overpayments – April 13, 2017
Qualcomm countersues Apple – April 11, 2017
Qualcomm wants FTC to drop their antitrust suit, but it doesn’t mater because Apple’s isn’t going anywhere – April 5, 2017
Apple’s dispute with Qualcomm could last two years – March 3, 2017
Apple widens global patent war, files lawsuit against Qualcomm in the United Kingdom – March 2, 2017
Apple may have paid Qualcomm $40 per iPhone; accounting for 1/3rd of Qualcomm’s revenue – February 10, 2017
Conservative groups ask President Trump to terminate FCC lawsuit over Qualcomm patent licensing – January 27, 2016
Qualcomm CEO fires back at Apple: Bring it on – January 26, 2017
Apple sues Qualcomm in China seeking 1 billion yuan – January 25, 2017
Qualcomm comments on Apple’s lawsuits in China – January 25, 2017
Apple’s rebellion against the ‘Qualcomm Tax’ – January 24, 2017
Despite lawsuit, Qualcomm wants to keep doing business – January 24, 2017
Why Apple, the FTC, and others are attacking Qualcomm’s royalty model – January 24, 2017
Here are the most damning parts of Apple’s blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm – January 23, 2017
Apple’s legal assault on Qualcomm part of iPhone margin grab – January 23, 2017
Qualcomm says Apple’s claims are ‘baseless’ in response to Cupertino’s $1 billion lawsuit – January 21, 2017
Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion over onerous licensing practices – January 20, 2017
Qualcomm exec says FTC ‘rushed’ antitrust lawsuit before President-elect Trump’s inauguration – January 19, 2017
FTC alleges Qualcomm forced Apple into iPhone LTE chip deals – January 18, 2017
FTC charges Qualcomm with monopolizing key smartphone chip; alleges extracted exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties – January 17, 2017
Talk about long lawsuits, has Apple ever collected any money from Samsung after all these years.
I don’t have much hope for Apple to beat Qualcomm in the courts. It seems as though Apple always loses the big cases. One would think Apple could afford to hire the best lawyers in the world to win cases for them. I’m going to be sorely disappointed when Apple loses to the likes of Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s CEO seems mighty confident his company will win. Qualcomm’s stock price certainly hasn’t lost much value since the court case was announced so it doesn’t appear shareholders are worried to any large degree considering it’s being called a blockbuster lawsuit with huge future patent implications.
Just because you have the best lawyers, doesn’t mean you are going to win. Grow up.
It would be best for Qualcomm to settle, least they risk not only just Apple profits but from all phone manufactures.